BRUSSELS - The European Union said on Thursday it was extending its sanctions on Myanmar to cover members of the judiciary responsible for the verdict in the trial of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

A statement from the council of 27 EU states said members of the judiciary responsible had been added to a list of officials of the military government subject to asset freezes and bans on travel to the European Union.

A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced Suu Kyi, who has spent 14 of the past 20 years in detention, to three years in jail -- which the ruling junta then immediately reduced to 18 months of house arrest at her lakeside home in Yangon.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Bate Felix)